NATO's annual cyber symposium, NIAS, opened its door to record attendance on 17 October, bringing together over 1700 representatives of governments, Industry and academia for three-days of dialogue on cyber threats and ways to counter them.
The event kicked-off with keynote speeches by NCI Agency General Manager, Mr Kevin J. Scheid, and senior national and Industry officials who discussed implementation of the Alliance's cyber pledge and evolution in the cyber landscape.
"After the terrorist attacks in Brussels of March 22nd last year, a lot of attention was paid to our physical safety. Cyber attacks and cyber espionage are at least as big as a threat to our security, our economy and our democracy," Alexander De Croo, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister.
In the afternoon, in-depth workshops on emerging trends in cyber including artificial intelligence, advanced machine learning provided a great opportunity to share different perspectives.
An Industry exhibition area turned into a main networking venue, bringing together colleagues, partners as well as the solutions and/or cooperation.
The three-days event will conclude with the speech by the NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Mrs. Rose Gottemoeller and the first Women in Cyber
Follow the event on Twitter #NIAS17.